The Listener

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition


The Listener is a fantastical folly, a sort of sitootery (a place to sit out, an alcove, a place of retreat), a ‘machine for listening’. It appears to simultaneously hear, record and transmit fragments of narrative and personal accounts emerging from the environment in which it sits. With large trumpet-like shapes dominating its design, the viewer might recall gramophone horns, ear trumpets or pre-radar acoustic mirrors and listening devices that are overtly connected to ideas of audio transmission and reception; beautifully engineered and hand built, this sculpture is in part an attempt to visualize listening.
Period27 Apr 20171 May 2017
Event titleLook Again Visual Art & Design Festival
Event typeOther
LocationAberdeen, United KingdomShow on map